Cinnamon Rolls

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Every now and then I wonder how I end up missing the classic dishes, the most popular ones that have stood the test of time. I keep thinking about baking them and blogging about it but then I discover something new and exciting and this gets sidelined to be revisited another day. I always imagine someone visiting my blog and then is stunned speechless because there is no recipe for cinnamon rolls or pound cake. So now there is one less thing to worry about.

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The husband and daughter threw a fit about having to eat too many breads. They wanted something sweet and made all sorts of threats to ensure I give them that. So I figured I could make cinnamon rolls because they satisfy my criteria of yeast dough and so kind of fall in the bread category and at the same time they are sweet and will please the family.

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Recipe adapted from here and here

Makes 15 medium rolls

WHAT WE NEED

For the rolls

120 ml Milk

56 gms Unsalted butter at room temperature

1 1/8 tsp Instant yeast

pinch of salt

3/4 tsp Cinnamon powder

8 tsp Brown sugar

204 gms All purpose flour

For the glaze

1/4 cup Icing sugar

1 tsp Unsalted butter, melted

1/2 tsp Vanilla essence

2-3 tsp Milk

 

WHAT TO DO

For the rolls

  • Heat 21 gms butter and the entire milk together in a microwave oven/ saucepan till melted
  • Let it cool to become lukewarm
  • Transfer the butter and milk mixture to a large bowl and add yeast, 2 tsp brown sugar  and salt
  • Add the flour little by little and knead to a loose ball consistency
  • Cover and set aside till the dough doubles in volume, around 1-2 hours
  • Roll out the dough to a thin rectangle
  • Brush it 21 gms butter and top it with 6 tsp brown sugar and cinnamon powder
  • Roll the dough tightly into a long tube shape and place it seam side down
  • Cut it into 15 pieces with a knife
  • Place the rolls in a greased baking tray leaving little space between them
  • Brush the top of the rolls with the balance butter
  • Cover and let it rise for 30 minutes
  • Preheat the oven to 175C
  • Bake for 25-30 minutes or till it is slightly golden brown

For the glaze

  • Mix all the ingredients for the glaze to form a thick glaze
  • Pour over the rolls as soon as they are taken out from the oven
  • Serve warm
  • Enjoy!

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This is part of the Bake-a-thon 2017

9 Comments Add yours

  1. Srivalli Jetti says:

    Gosh, those rolls look divine!..I do agree that we tend to forget some basic ones..Same almost happened with these cinnamon rolls and self..I finally satisfied that inner craving last year.

  2. Beautifully baked and well captured ! The clicks make you drool and the concentric circles look perfect and appear like an art work !

  3. Priya Suresh says:

    Simply love warm cinnamon rolls, i can devour some cinnamon rolls anytime of the day without any guilt, looks stunning.

  4. I too baked cinnamon rolls for the Bakeathon but mine looks thicker than yours hehe… I love how the cinnamon layers are so evident… lovely bake!

  5. Ritu Tangri says:

    Cinnamon rolls look perfectly baked. It is reminding me of the aroma of cinnamon that fills the whole house while in the oven. I’m now tempted to make them again.

  6. Pavani says:

    Your cinnamon rolls look so inviting and I wish I can grab one right off the screen 🙂

  7. Sapana Behl says:

    Beautifully baked cinnamon rolls.

  8. a classic recipe you have perfected so well

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